Higher-Education Technology News

All news articles from the CT editorial team, in chronological order.


University System of Georgia Launches MOOC to Imagine Higher Ed's Future

The University System of Georgia is embarking on a mission to "Invent the Beyond," and it is opening up the process to others in higher education in a MOOC-like collaboration starting this week.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Efforts

YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

Stanford Researcher Designs 'Ant-Sized' Wireless Controller for Internet of Things

Research led by an engineer at Stanford University has designed a radio chip so tiny, an American penny dwarfs it, and so efficient, it can draw all the energy it needs to function from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its built-in receiving antenna.

New Service Turns Used Data Center Equipment into Dollars

Institutions going through a data center refresh now have a way to squeeze some cash out of their old hardware.



Startup Launches Automatic Cloud-Based 3D Printer

A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.

Report: Students Believe Tablets Will Transform the Future of Higher Ed

The vast majority of undergraduate and graduate students believe tablets will transform the future of higher education, but most still rely on laptops and smartphones for school work, according to a new study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson.

College Students Have Chance To Improve Cybersecurity Skills With Competition

The National Cyber League will offer colleges the opportunity to participate in games and labs to improve students' cybersecurity skills.

Dartmouth Engineering Expands Use of Design Software

The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is now using design software as part of its undergraduate core curriculum, as well as for graduate and doctoral research.

'Engineers on Wheels' Roll into South Florida Schools

"Engineers on Wheels" will be rolling into high school campuses all over South Florida this fall. The Chrysler van, loaded with hands-on activities and engineering experiments, will visit classrooms as part of a Florida International University project to introduce the subject to high school students.

Cengage Adds Flashnotes.com Study Material Market to MindTap

Cengage Learning has partnered with Flashnote.com to integrate the latter's online marketplace with MindTap.